Originally posted by irontigran
i need away to win with black in 1.c4 b5 jeanisch gambit.
last time i did it live it went [pgn]1.c4 b5 2.cxb5 c6 3.e3[/pgn]
does anyone know about this opening? is c6 right or is a6 better?
After 1 c4 b5 2 cxb5, I've played 2..d5, aiming for a Colle-like setup (...e6 ...Bd6 ...Nf6 ...O-O). In the "normal" Colle System, Black often gets counterplay by challenging White's center with P-c5. The comparable pawn attack in our position above would be P-c4, which is impossible because the c-pawn is on b5.